Meridian police Capt. Dean Harper confirmed that the body of the white female found Wednesday morning in a pond is that of Jamie Wilkes, who had been missing since Mar. 2.
Harper said a property owner had been draining a pond on Watters Road off Waterview Drive since September and a passerby noticed something suspicious there about 8 a.m. Wilkes' remains were found at the bottom of the pond.
Harper said evidence collected at the scene was sent to the Mississippi Crime Lab for processing and an autopsy has been ordered.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.